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BTEC Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Sport at Sheffield Park Academy

Course description

The Diploma in Sport (Performance and Excellence) is a two year programme that is equivalent to 2 A Levels. The course deals with the scientific themes and concepts of sport and exercise science and aims to provide studies in sport which are directly related to the changing needs of employers in specific areas of the sport science

Course content

Course description – Year 1


Year 1 - Principles of anatomy and physiology in Sport, The physiology of fitness, Assessing risk in sport, Fitness training and programming, Practical team sport, Sports nutrition, Psychology for sports performance, The athlete's lifestyle, Exercise, health & lifestyle and Rules, regulations & officiating in sport


Course description – Year 2

Year 2 - Sports Coaching, Fitness testing for sport and exercise, Current issues in Sport, Sport as business, Technical and tactical skills in sport, Sports Injuries, Sport and exercise massage, Organising sports events, Physical education and the care of children and young people

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 5, including Maths and English 


 Coursework and exams

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 18 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years